When both parents have passed away without a clear directive, complicated child custody issues may arise. If there are multiple family members contending for the right to raise the child, it most likely will fall to the court to decide who will have custody. Depending on the circumstances, this can be a difficult decision for a family court judge to make.
As many parents going through a divorce in St. Clair County know, child custody issues are some of the most difficult and emotional parts of divorce. It is more than just spouses going their separate ways, but parents fighting to remain in their children's lives. In some situations, it is not just parents who are trying to get custody, but also grandparents. And, in some of the worst custody battles, one party will take the children and keep them from the other parent.